Lewis Kent

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Lewis Kent
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Hotham
In office
18 October 1980 – 24 March 1990
Preceded by Roger Johnston
Succeeded by Simon Crean
Personal details
Born (1927-09-27) 27 September 1927 (age 86)
Subotica, Yugoslavia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Stationmaster

Lewis Kent (born 8 September 1927) was an Australian politician. Born in Subotica in the former Yugoslavia (now located in Serbia), he was a stationmaster before entering politics. In 1980, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Hotham.[1] He held the seat until 1990, when he attempted to transfer to the newly created Corinella; he was unsuccessful, being defeated by Liberal candidate Russell Broadbent.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lyle Allan (1985), 'Ethnic Politics in the ALP,' in P.R.Hay, J. Halligan, J.Warhurst and B.Costar (eds.), Essays on Victorian Politics, Warrnambool Institute Press, Warrnambool, Victoria, page 141. ISBN 0-949759-06-6
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-06-15. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Roger Johnston
Member for Hotham
1980 – 1990
Succeeded by
Simon Crean